BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Gators women’s golf team captured the SEC Women’s Golf Championship title on Sunday. Florida posted a tournament-record 22-under (842).
To secure the victory, UF posted a 10-under (278) in the final round.
This win marks the ninth time the Gators have won the SEC Championship in program history and the first time since 2008.
Kelly Grassel had a phenomenal day for the Gators, carding eight birdies and finishing in third place.
The senior tied the lowest round in event history with a career-best seven-under (65) in Sunday’s final round.
Overall on the weekend, Grassel tied her collegiate-best eight-under (208).
Maria Torres finished in fourth at seven-under (209).
Head Coach Emily Glaser:
On winning the SEC Championship…
“Obviously, successful. The girls played fantastic. Today, we were able to put the pedal down after sleeping on the lead, which is hard to do. I was just really impressed with how they managed themselves.”
On what was key for this team…
“Right now, it feels pretty good. It felt smooth today, I’m not going to lie. I think they did very well. We prepared for this. Last year, we had a good year and we weren’t prepared for the SEC Championship. This year, we had a few more ups and downs, but I feel like that prepared us for what we were going to face this week.”
Junior Kelly Grassel
On capturing the SEC Championship title…
“It’s hard to describe how it feels. I know how good my teammates are and we know what we are capable of, but it is still hard to win golf tournaments. I’m really proud of how everyone stayed present and in the process.”
Final Florida Scores:
|T5||Texas A&M||282||290||288||-4 (860)|
|T5||South Carolina||286||290||284||-4 (860)|
|11||Mississippi State||295||300||292||+23 (887)|
|13||Ole Miss||296||295||300||+27 (891)|
|3||Kelly Grassel||71||72||65||-8 (208)|
|4||Maria Torres||70||68||71||-7 (209)|
|T7||Taylor Tomlinson||72||68||72||-4 (212)|
|T13||Karolina Vlckova||71||72||70||-3 (213)|
|T42||Marta Perez||77||74||73||+8 (224)|
Follow the Gators: Florida will await their NCAA Regional selection, which will be announced next Thursday, April 27, live on Golf Channel during Morning Drive, beginning at 11 a.m. (ET). NCAA Regionals will be held from May 8-10 at the following four sites: Athens, Ga.; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Columbus, Ohio; and Lubbock, Texas.